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#1 +patseguin

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 17:32

My C drive is a 256GB SSD and it is showing almost full which is uncanny for only having Windows and a couple apps. I had thought I might have accidentally extracted a couple MKV movie files to it but a search found nothing. My user profile directory is 80GB but looking inside I can't find any large files. Is there a tool to do this?

On a side note, a few months ago I installed Ubuntu to dual boot and might have used my C drive? How can I confirm this and remove it short of wiping the drive which is a last resort?


#2 Som

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 17:38

what size is your windows directory? Having any problems with updates lately?

oh check the size of your pagefile.sys file too...

#3 Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 17:38

WinDirStat is what I use to find those huge files. http://windirstat.info/

#4 sc302

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 17:41

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#5 Jason S.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 18:47

you'll have to enable hidden files/folders so you can see if any of those are really big - perhaps appdata or something

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 19:40

I use Sequoia View for jobs like this http://w3.win.tue.nl...n/sequoiaview//

My first thought would be the page file or the hibernation file, if you have it enabled.

#7 George P

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 19:54

People talk about the pagefile but unless he's got lots of ram it won't be that big. Also if you do have a lot of ram (my desktop has 16gigs) you can go in and make your pagefile smaller, you'll just use more ram etc.

#8 OP +patseguin

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 23:12

My Windows folder is 21.5GB in size. My RAM is 24GB. I'll try one of the tools you guys listed. I'll look into how to make the pagefile smaller too.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:06

Hello,

If you are not using hibernation on your computer, turning that feature off will save you the disk space used by a HIBERFIL.SYS file, which typically the same size as your RAM. To do so, open an elevated Command Prompt (filename: CMD.EXE) and issue a "POWER.CFG /H OFF" command.

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#10 mrp04

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:10

Yes with 24GB RAM turn off hibernation and manually set your pagefile to 4GB. This should save you 44GB or so.

#11 George P

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:10

Yes with 24GB RAM turn off hibernation and manually set your pagefile to 4GB. This should save you 44GB or so.


Yeah, there's no real reason to keep a big pagefile if you have so much ram. I haven't gotten the chance to check mine, I have 16GB of ram, but a 4Gb file sounds good, you'll just keep more things in ram than before.